Category Archives: Books

Southern Charm

I’ve always loved visiting the South, whether as a newlywed driving with Hubby D on two-lane roads leading to Florida or those many return trips we later took with our growing family. Some routes we selected as most expedient—the Interstates … Continue reading

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Before the Wine

A repeat of my October 2012 Blog I grew up during a period of time when jugs of table wine were, and still are, a part of the Italian-American culture, dry red wine that kids were allowed to sample and … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and More Cookbooks

I tend to cook via trial and error—a little of this, a lot of that—oops, oh well. Not quite what I’d originally planned but, nevertheless, still edible for those hungry enough. In cucina di Loretta (my kitchen) the ingredients in … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Characters

My fictional characters, they’re all mine—to make, to break, to kill off, or to bring back—which is what I’m doing in my current WIP (work in progress), Book 3 from the Savino Sisters Mystery Series. It seemed a shame, leaving … Continue reading

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Outlander Revisited

In May 2015 I wrote about the Starz TV extravaganza Outlander, having discovered this time-travel/romance/historical adventure toward the end of Season One. Talk about hooked, I could not get enough of Outlander, which, of course, then extended to the entire … Continue reading

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Bringing Characters to Life

Creating intriguing characters in a novel can be quite the challenge; but when several characters make an easy connection that drives the story forward, there’s no denying the level of writing satisfaction. As was the case with this scene in … Continue reading

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Love Me Some Outlander

As a huge fan of historical fiction, I take my pleasure in a variety of formats, whether they be print books, eBooks, movies, or TV Series. Among my current TV favorites in the blood-letting category would have to be Game … Continue reading

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